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'Sounding out ELT hiring policies in South Korea' by Martin Sketchley

I started my English language teaching career soon after completing my undergraduate degree in 2005. South Korea appeared to be a wonderful opportunity, as all you needed to qualify as an English language teacher was to be a Native English Speaker (NS), hold a degree in any subject from an English-speaking country and be willing to travel half-way across the world. 1,441 more words

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Thursday May 7, 2015

Proverbs 17:3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.

Where are we?  Where are we going?  And, how do we get there?  424 more words

#ELT chat summary on whether, or rather how leading ELT organisations should support non-Native English Speaking Teachers' rights

The topic for the #ELT chat on March 18th was whether leading ELT organisations should support NNESTs (Non-Native English Speaking Teachers) and stop discrimination against them. 2,230 more words

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Encountering new levels of diversity... and lack of diversity

I just started a new job in a big city. This has been a huge change for me in many ways, and one refreshing change has been the new level of diversity I’ve experienced. 1,096 more words

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Recording of James Taylor's webinar: 'Why I wish I was a non-Native English speaker'.

In this post I’d like to give you a summary of the first TEFL Equity Advocates webinar: ‘Reflections on “Why I wish I was a non-Native English Speaker”’, which was given on February 22nd by James Taylor, the president of BELTA (the Belgian English Teachers Association), which supports the project. 886 more words

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My Quiet Place of Strength

In God’s hand, a yielded weakness has greater power than an unyielded strength.

Because of my daily struggle with ME/CFS, I often live out my life in baby steps.

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Commentary for Tetzaveh

This week’s parshah contains the instructions for the garb of the High Priest, including the breastplate. The High Priest’s breastplate was a single piece of woven material measuring one cubit by a half cubit, and then folded over in half to form a pocket. 238 more words